My eldest son is now on his first grade. Our previous stay at his preparatory school has enticed us to continue in the same institution for another year. For the past school year, we were lucky to get our son into an afternoon session but this time we are limited to just one schedule in the morning.
Aside from getting used to an early rise for a 5-day school week, our child will be staying in class longer than before. As reflected on his class schedule, having two breaks will mean extensive hours of learning for a 7-year old kid. This will be the first time for Kristian to have his lunch (rice dish suggested) in school together with his classmates in just a matter of minutes – something that we are still having trouble with.
So, to cut it short, we need to be up early every day of the week, cook his food for lunch and pray that he survives the rest of the day.
The first thing we did is to check all his things so he won’t be empty-handed going to his class. A quick visit to the supermarket and take a few things for his “baon” Prepare our car by gassing up and checking everything is in proper order and avoid further delays on the early morning rush. Lastly, we ensure that his uniform is already pressed and shoes buffed for the big day.
To make it easier for us to wake him just before the break of dawn, we tucked him into bed earlier and I think it was an effective scheme for my son. To make sure WE wake up just on time, a good sounding alarm clock will do the deed.
Parents play a vital role in making our kids perform well in school. Helping our kids get ready for class each day is truly tiring but the rewards of seeing them grow and learn more makes it all worth the effort.